Foundation & Philanthropy
For the past 13 years, Luli Week has been THE highlight of the Schneider Electric Foundation. It is the annual campaign to rally the company’s staff around the world behind the work of the Foundation. It is the climax of the year and an opportunity to shine the spotlight on local charity projects and partnerships. It is also often a fun time coordinated by the Foundation representative: partners come and present and report on the progress of their projects, while staff contribute either time (volunteering) or money (financial donations), or take part in events
Following a natural disaster, the Foundation acts as a relay of local mobilizations. This intervention takes place in two steps. To meet the initial requirements of the populations, the teams contribute to the emergency response with specialized NGOs. Then the second stage is triggered, although it may take some time to set up. Here the aim is to make a contribution to reconstruction over the medium term. Sustained actions developed by the local partners concentrates upon projects involving the construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of technical training centers dealing with energy management trades. This part of the programme captures the greater part of the available resources.
The Schneider Electric Foundation considers that the priority should be to share skills in the electrical trades in order to make an active contribution to the affected areas with enough trained hands to rebuild.